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home improvment  /  March 6, 2020

Ways to Brighten Up a Dark Kitchen

It can be difficult to work in a kitchen that doesn’t get a lot of natural light. A dark room can also feel gloomy and uninspiring. However, with little upgrades, you can brighten and freshen up a dim kitchen.

Find out how to lighten up a dark kitchen with some of our tips:

Hang a Mirror

Mirrors can make a room look brighter and bigger. Instead of absorbing light, mirrors reflect it, so they create an illusion of a brighter room depending on where they are hung. If you’re working with a larger space, place the mirror near a lighting source but not right in front of it. Hang a mirror on the wall across a window to reflect natural light.

Replace Your Old Bulbs With Brighter Ones

Check the wattage on your existing light bulbs and consider replacing them if they are 60 watts below. Experts say that 80 to 100-watt bulbs are ideal for kitchens.

Illuminate Those Dark Corners

Hard-to-reach corners and empty spaces can sometimes make a kitchen look dull. Brighten up those areas by placing decors or light fixtures.

Forget About Window Treatments

Get rid of your heavy drapes and shades to allow more natural light to your kitchen. Remove any treatment that’s preventing light from entering your space.

Add a Pop of Color

While going for a full-on white kitchen can make your space brighter, it can look flat, plain and cold. Balance out the look of adding some pops of color. This can be done through a backsplash, artwork, light fixtures, or curtains. Another way to create contrast is through accent details. For instance, you can make your island or sink the focal point of your kitchen.

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